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Press Release
January 16, 2014
For Immediate Release


Clark Hansen III 
Chief Deputy District Attorney 
(909) 355-5935 

DA Finds Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in San Bernardino Legally Justified

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.  – The San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office has completed its review of the non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Nicholas Henry Jeter 23, of San Bernardino, by San Bernardino Police Officers Jose Vasquez and Roberto Retamoza on Dec. 26, 2011.

Under the facts, circumstances and the applicable law, the use of deadly force was legally justifiable and no criminal liability attaches. Click here to read a copy of the written case evaluation.




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